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21 Terrific Advantages Of Being The Oldest Sibling

Let's not forget who was here first, people.

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1. Let's be honest, when it came to documenting your childhood, your parents paid attention to you the most.

2. Though you were a guinea pig for your parents, it felt awesome when you did something new that paved the way.

3. It was understood that you always got to be "in charge," and the younger ones had to listen to you.

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4. And you were always used as an example of what your siblings should live up to. Well, try to live up to.

5. You always had built-in friends growing up that you could force to hang out with you.

6. You took advantage when you realized your siblings believed anything you told them... which usually ended up harmless. Usually.

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7. You felt a sense of pride knowing life-altering secrets before your siblings did, like the truth about Santa.

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8. You also knew that you could pretty much make them do whatever you wanted them to.

True reason why siblings are made...

9. There's always been an understanding that YOU have first dibs on, like, everything.

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10. You know that when you're giving advice, it is actually valued.

i think i give pretty good sisterly advice tbh

11. You have someone to *gently* force your interests upon.

My sisters first concert. Glad it could be @BaysideBand 😊

12. And even though your siblings copied a lot of things you did growing up, it was also kind of flattering.

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13. You were allowed to stay home alone before any of your siblings were allowed to.

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14. You felt like a complete badass when you stood up for them. NO ONE was allowed to bully them. Except you.

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15. When your siblings grew up to be actually pretty cool, you could live happily knowing you helped influence them.

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16. You could be embarrassing in front of your siblings' friends on purpose, because you know they'd still think you're awesome.

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17. You didn't have hand-me-down clothes.

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18. You've always been the most responsible one in your parents' eyes.

19. Which has turned you into a person with pretty strong leadership skills, tbh.

20. You know your brothers and sisters will come to you for advice when they're too afraid to go to your parents.

21. And ultimately, you know you'll ALWAYS be No. 1.

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